Webinar: Beyond the Talking Points: The Truth About Biofuels November 14, 2012
The U.S. transportation sector runs predominantly on fossil fuels, much of which is imported from countries hostile to us. This reliance—some say dependence—on fossil fuels puts America’s national security and economy at risk as the nation is held hostage to price volatility and controlled supply availability.
One solution to freeing America from our risky dependence on fossil fuels would be the adoption and scaled-up production of advanced biofuels. With a combination of domestic production and associated job creation, a cleaner footprint, and positive national security implications, a transportation industry focused on biofuels could move us towards a more sustainable, prosperous and secure America.
Yet today biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requiring gasoline to be blended with biofuels and signed into law in 2005 under President Bush and supported by President Obama, are under attack. Opponents to biofuels have used the drought, the weak economy, and teamed with a variety of other political and economic interests, to petition the EPA to declare a waiver of the RFS.
How should the interests of those concerned about preserving the costs of animal feed, land conservation and water use be weighed against those concerned about energy independence, national security, diversifying the transportation sector, supporting agriculture, fighting climate change and attracting investment to the biofuel sector? What are the facts? What’s the best way forward?
This webinar will convene leaders from all sectors for a forward-looking discussion that goes beyond the talking points with an eye toward what the future holds for the biofuels industry. Speakers will:
- Forecast growth for cellulosic and other advanced biofuels over the next five years and discuss the key challenges and opportunities for growth in other parts of the transportation industry
- Identify new infrastructure needed to deploy advanced biofuels, such as flex fuel vehicles, biofuels in refueling stations, distribution systems and more
- Show the link between cleaner/higher octane and our nation’s public health and an improved transportation system READ MORE and MORE